Sicily Sights


Museo Archeologico

Museo Archeologico Review

The impressive collection of Siracusa's splendid archaeological museum is organized by region around a central atrium and ranges from Neolithic pottery to fine Greek statues and vases. Compare the Landolina Venus—a headless goddess of love who rises out of the sea in measured modesty (a 1st-century AD Roman copy of the Greek original)—with the much earlier (300 BC) elegant Greek statue of Hercules in Section C. Of a completely different style is a marvelous fanged Gorgon, its tongue sticking out, that once adorned the cornice of the Temple of Athena to ward off evildoers.

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  • Address: Viale Teocrito 66, Tyche, Siracusa, 96100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0931/489511
  • Cost: €8, combined ticket with Parco Archeologico €13.50
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. 9–1; last entry 1 hr before closing
  • Location: Siracusa
Updated: 04-11-2014

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